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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Computed Tomographic Study Of 50 Patients With Hypodense Hepatic Injuries In Childhood [estudo De 50 Casos Por Tomografia Computadorizada De Lesões Hipodensas Hepáticas Fundamentais Na Infância]
Author: Rodrigues Pereira I.M.
Alvares B.R.
Baracat J.
Martins D.L.
Rodrigues Pereira R.M.
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To describe the different tomographic findings in hypodense hepatic lesions in children and its differential diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Computed tomographic studies were obtained from 50 patients (age range: 0-16 years) with low-density liver lesions previously diagnosed by ultrasound. Images were made before and after administration of intravenous contrast medium. Image findings were analyzed and afterwards correlated with anatomopathological diagnosis. RESULTS: Forty-seven of 50 cases were confirmed, 30 by anatomopathological diagnosis. Most of then were benign lesions, hemangioma in 20%. Such lesions presented a homogeneous contrast absorption, mainly at the delayed phase, differing from malignant lesions. Metastasis was the most frequently found malignant lesion (18%). CONCLUSION: Computed tomographic study is of great value in complementing the diagnosis of hypodense hepatic lesions in children, and must follow ultrasound diagnosis as a routine procedure.
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Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0100-39842006000200006
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Date Issue: 2006
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